Going into the cinema knowing that a film has been nominated for nearly half a dozen Oscars can sometimes do detriment to your enjoyment of it. The expectation that comes with the glitz of the red carpet, long-winded speeches and much-coveted golden statues can detract from the essence of a good script and captivating performances. Luckily, Up in the Air, Jason Reitman’s follow-up to the much-acclaimed and universally-loved Juno (2007), deserves every bit of the attention and potential accolade bestowed upon it.
From what I have read so far, a well written book which allows Hitchcock’s words to speak for themselves. It tracks his life and professional development from the very beginning and for each of his films provides a short synopsis and amusing anecdotes from their filming.
Director Aaron Schneider’s debut feature film, Get Low, stars Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek. Set in 1930s rural Tennessee, it tells the story of Felix Bush (Duvall). Cantankerous, mysterious and downright angry with the world, Bush has lived a 40-year self-imposed hermetic existence.